Created by Coney Island USA’s own Dick Zigun. “The Ride Inspector’s Nightmare” features Zero Boy, Alfie Bunz, Princess Pat, Patrick Salazar & Nati the Patchwork Girl.
A roller coaster ride thru the mind and life of a Coney Island ride inspector.
The postcard states:”Bloody disturbing & Dangerous. Dirty Language, Adult Content
and Audience Abuse…SO what are you waiting for?
The Ride Inspector (Zero Boy) is alarmed at the situation on the site.
The audience gets a chance to decide the fate of The Ride Inspector as the Grim Reaper ask their opinions.
Coney Island USA has been defending the honor of American Popular Culture for years. Using innovative exhibitions, and performances. Their ‘Funhouse Philosophers‘ is the resident theater company of Coney Island USA and it is under the direction of Artistic Director Dick Zigun. It is Dick Zigun who has authored this play “Dead End Dummy”. Directed by Trav S.D. with a stellar cast. I got to photograph the OPENING NIGHT performance and also got a few video clips which are presented below.
GO SEE IT! A ROLLER COASTER OF A SHOW…
Scott Baker and his vent dummy Moe in “Dead End Dummy” on Opening Night.
Poor Baby Bree singing a song with Scott Baker and his dummy Moe close behind.
Becca Bernard performs live music on piano and cello in the show.
Scott Baker in a tense moment with his dummy Moe.
Douglas Mackrell (playing Thomas Edison) with Scott Baker (Max) threatening him.
Scott Baker with his new companion Plugger McPat.
Trav S.D. (Director of the play) performs as the radio DJ who introduces Max to the radio audience.
Poor Baby Bree (playing Sara Hartburn) beautifully sings up a storm in the show.
Curtain Call photo with primaries of the show. (L to R) Bree Benton, Trav S.D.(with Moe), Scott Baker, playwright Dick D. Zigun (with Plugger McPat)
Scott Baker (Max), Bree Benton (Sara Hartburn), Douglas Mackrell (Edison), Becca Bernard (Beethoven) Arianna Geneson (Shadow), Rhiannon Schaefer (Shadow) Dick D. Zigun (Playwright), Trav S.D. (Director and DJ), Kate Dale (Scenic Designer), Marie Roberts (Art Designer), Alix Martin (Master Carpenter), Sarah Lahue (Stage Manager).
Video Excerpt with Douglas Mackrell and Scott Baker.
DEAD END DUMMY is coming to La Mama if you can’t make it to Coney Island.